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— By Tara Postnikoff

Most granolas contain a lot of simple sugar and lack protein, making them unbalanced for breakfast. This granola is packed full of healthy fat and protein and lower on carbohydrates and sugar then store-bought options.

Walnuts are one of the few nuts that contain Omega-3 fatty acids and also contain Vitamin E and manganese, copper and magnesium. Walnuts also contain the essential amino acid arginine which is the converted to nitric oxide (same as beet root) to help blood vessels relax.

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Pumpkin Seeds have a high amount of zinc which is great for the immune system and the prostate gland.  They also contain minerals magnesium, iron, copper and manganese and are considered a good source of Vitamin A, B1, B2 and B3.

Turmeric root is a member of the ginger family and is considered to have anti-inflammatory properties due to the yellow pigment curcumin.

Ingredients

  1. 1 cup almonds
  2. 1/3 cup pecans
  3. 1/3 cup walnuts
  4. 1/3 cup chia seed
  5. 1/3 cup cashews
  6. 1/3 cup sunflower seeds
  7. 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
  8. 1/3 cup coconut flakes, unsweetened
  9. 1/3 cup cacao nibs
  10. 1 mashed banana
  11. 1/2 cup coconut oil
  12. 2 tbsp maple syrup
  13. 2 egg whites
  14. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  15. 1 tsp cinnamon
  16. 1 tsp turmeric
  17. 1 tsp ginger powder
  18. 1/2 tsp sea salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. Put all the dry ingredients in a food processor and pulse until desired consistency is achieved. If you like more crunch, process a little less, if you like things more smooth process a little more.
  3. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients in a bowl and toss well
  4. Spread a thin layer on baking sheet
  5. Cook for 35-40 minutes, tossing occasionally
  6. Let cool before storing in an air tight container such as a mason jar
Notes
  1. Each 1/3 cup serving
  2. 362 calories
  3. 32g fat
  4. 16g carbs
  5. 8g protein
  6. 7g fibre
  7. 111g sodium